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Sha shou de tong hua (1994)

An experienced assassin considers giving up his profession when he meets his society's newest recruit. He soon falls in love with this female assassin who donates her fees to the church. ... See full summary »

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Veronica Chan

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Bing Cheuk
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andy Lau ... Ko Sau (The Judge)
Anita Yuen ... Yu-Feng
Mark Cheng ... Wong Cheong (as Mark Cheung)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi-Hung Chan Chi-Hung Chan
Sai-Tang Chan Sai-Tang Chan
Chun Hung Cheung Chun Hung Cheung
King-Man Chik King-Man Chik
John Ching John Ching ... Doomed Hitman
Chung-Sing Choh Chung-Sing Choh
Edward Corbett Edward Corbett
Chi Man Ho Chi Man Ho
Joe Junior
Cheung-Lung Kai Cheung-Lung Kai
Foo-Keung Kong Foo-Keung Kong ... (as Fu-Keung Kong)
Chi Shan Lai Chi Shan Lai ... (as Maria Luisa Leitao)
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An experienced assassin considers giving up his profession when he meets his society's newest recruit. He soon falls in love with this female assassin who donates her fees to the church. Soon the couple are being chased both by the police and the society which hires them. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Action | Crime | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

5 August 1994 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Taste of Killing and Romance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An Often Overlooked Andy Lau Gangster Flick
21 December 2002 | by rustyangel13See all my reviews

A TASTE OF KILLING AND ROMANCE: Here's yet another ANDY LAU action, gangster, hitman flick. I mean to tell ya, the man must really enjoy his "likable killer" roles so I guess all these movies aren't too terribly bad because they probably helped him define his character for his greatest role yet, in JOHNNIE TO's gangsta masteriece, FULLTIME KILLER. But this time, it's not hot shot action lead, ANDY LAU that stands out in memory about this film, it's the main "bad guy", actor MARK CHENG. I mean, this guy is hardcore! If you're going to be a "bad guy" in a movie, then by all means, go all out, I say. And he most certainly does! He strangles old women in wheelchairs with plastic wrap. He murders little girls by dumping bleach down their throats. He chops off the fingers of women. He kills male prostitutes by bashing their skulls open with lifting weights. He even goes on to hang his boss and then rapes her dead body. DAMN! This guy's insane! I love it! Oh, the story, you ask... it's simple: Killer A (ANDY LAU) meets Killer B (ANITA YUEN). They fall in love and decide to leave the "business". Their boss sends Killer C (MARK CHENG) to do them in. Throw in a few outclassed detectives on their trail, and that's that in a nutshell. I know, I know, but I can think of worse things to watch on television.


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